26th Chichester International Film Festival 10th - 27th August, 2017 kicks off with two open air films.



The festival, the largest on the South Coast, will feature around 170+ films during its 18-day run kicking off with two outdoor screenings at Chichester’s historic walled Priory Park.

Cars 3, screening on 4 August at dusk, dares you to buckle up for a high-speed, all-action return to the world of Cars like you’ve never seen before. In this fast-paced adventure new high-tech, next-gen racer Jackson Storm hits the Piston Cup, pushing the legendary Lightning McQueen to the back of the pack. To get back in the game Lightning will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. With the voices of Owen Wilson and Chris Cooper.

It's the moment Dirty Dancing fans have been waiting for. Nobody puts Baby in a corner!” Thirty years after Patrick Swayze first uttered those words in Dirty Dancing, the iconic love story and dance extravaganza is back! If you’ve never seen Dirty Dancing (and how in the world is that possible?), come along to Priory Park on Saturday 5 August, the film screening at dusk and preceded by singer Dawn Gracie.   Advance Tickets for both films 8 (10 on the day if available). Tickets: www.chichestercinema.org

          The 26th Chichester International film festival offers 170+ films over 18 days with a quality selection of worldwide independent, innovative cinema and visual arts which attracts over 6,500 festival goers from all over the South Coast and further afield. Premieres, Previews and New Releases join talks, Q&As, visits by directors, producers, actors, previous guests including Ralph Fiennes, Michael Winterbottom and John Lithgow.  Venues for screenings include Chichester Cinema at New Park’s three venues – the Auditorium, the Studio and the 13-seater gypsy caravan, The Picture Palace with its vaulted painted ceiling of 1970’s films, Priory Park and St. John’s Chapel. The festival’s main sponsors are University of Chichester and Greenwoods Wealth Solutions.

Roger Gibson, the festival’s artistic director, attends the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Karlovy Vary and London Film Festivals as well as networking with many producers, directors and distributors for the festival. Details of the 26th edition will be publicised in late July in full.